Research conducted by AgeChecked has revealed concerns about the exposure young children have to social media services and some of the content on them.Age verification service AgeChecked surveyed 1,500 UK adults and found social media in certain areas is scarily unregulated, even to the point where children using social media could potentially access pornographic content without any form of age checking.To make matters worse many 10 year olds accessing social media even though the legal age is 13.“For parents, monitoring their childrens’ online activity has become a near-impossible task” said Alastair Graham CEO of AgeChecked.“Social media companies have a duty of care to young people, and must ensure that those who are accessing their sites meet their minimum age requirement.“Whilst the ever-growing market of technologies can be of great benefit to children, they also pose unprecedented risks.
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Elderly people are behind Uber's move into food delivery in Japan.CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told Bloomberg that Eats has been a huge success for Uber in the country.Still, Japan is one of six countries where Uber has struggled to gain ground for its flagship taxi business.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.When Uber filed to go public earlier this year, the company told investors there were six countries on its to-do list.Among those nations where the ride-hailing giant has struggled to gain a foothold is Japan.
The NBN is pushing to make 50Mbps download speeds (and 20Mbps upload) the norm in Australia, but many customers are opting for the 100Mbps speed tier when they sign up for a new connection.However, if you find you aren’t able to get those speeds, it may be the fault of your broadband modem.A new study commissioned by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has revealed that several ISP-supplied modems are incapable of handling 100Mbps speeds on a fibre-to-the-node/building (FTTN/FTTB) connection.The study has also found that several of these modems have poor Wi-Fi performance, further lowering the average download speeds the end user can expect.If you can’t speed it up…43 modems from 11 manufacturers and 10 ISPs were tested in laboratory conditions during December and January as part of the study – conducted by commercial testing firm Enex TestLab – and not one was able to deliver 100Mbps download speeds over a 450m copper stretch (the average length of copper on an FTTN connection).
As the ending to not just the sequel trilogy, but a trilogy of trilogies, we all expect Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to be unique.There’s a different drive than the previous two films, but there’s a lot of fun.I really missed John [Boyega] during the last one, but we’re back together and now Oscar [Isaac] is part of it.To me, it felt like kids going on an adventure.”So does that mean the film is more dramatic?Does Ridley actually mean “genre” in it its usual sense, or is she more talking about “tone”?
Reddit’s r/technology subreddit has gone dark on US’ Independence Day as part of a social media strike.“Following on from the announcement by Larry Sanger of a Social Media Strike, /r/technology is joining the SocialMediaStrike.Normal service will resume on the 5th,” reads the message.The strike, conceived by Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger, calls for digital independence from social media platforms.That means throwing off the shackles that chain you to social networks and compel you to share stuff there, except to post notices about the strike itself.“We’re going to flex our collective muscles and demand that giant, manipulative corporations give us back control over our data, privacy, and user experience,” wrote Sanger in his blog.
(Di Digital/San Francisco) I september förra året kom nyheten om uppköpet av den svenska entreprenören Oskar Hjertonssons Cornershop.Den amerikanska detaljhandelsjätten Walmart skulle punga ut med hela 225 miljoner dollar, då motsvarande 2 miljarder kronor, för matleveranstjänsten.”Det känns som en fantastisk kul utmaning och vi kommer att bygga bolaget vidare inom Walmart-gruppen.Vi kommer att få tillgång till deras affärer och andra resurser och det känns inte alls som det slutar här”, sa då Oskar Hjertonsson till Di Digital.Läs också: Walmart köper svenskens mexikanska mattjänst för 2 miljarder kronorMen i juni i år stod det klart att den mexikanska konkurrensmyndigheten satte stopp för uppköpet.
This morning Niantic made mention of a very impromptu update for the game Pokemon GO as of this evening.This update to the game will likely happen entirely on the server side of things – so you won’t necessarily need to update your app file.This event will likely feature Groudon, for starters, and will start at approximately 6PM local time (wherever you happen to be at that time).This super special raid hour has an odd requirement, it would seem – that each location with a raid currently in progress at 6PM will not have a new raid with Groudon at all, whatsoever.This seems like an odd enough rumor that it’s not entirely true – but you never know!In Pokemon GO, stranger things have certainly been known to happen.
Samsung's Galaxy Fold was meant to be the first foldable phone to hit the market.But screen-destroying design flaws caused the $1,980 phone to be delayed for two months and counting, as the phone was meant to launch on April 26.But now the South Korean giant has completed its redesign of the Galaxy Fold, reports Bloomberg.No release date has been set, a source told Bloomberg, but Samsung is on the cusp of being able to manufacture market-ready Galaxy Fold phones.The initial designed was plagued by screen failures when reviewers discovered that peeling off a protective film, which looked identical to a screen protector, caused display failures.On Monday, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh admitted on Monday that he rushed the $1,980 Galaxy Fold to market before the foldable phone was fully ready.
University of Houston associate professor of chemistry, Vassiliy Lubchenko, is reporting a new finding in Nature Communications on how sickle cells are formed.Lubchenko reports that droplets of liquid, enriched in hemoglobin, form clusters inside some red blood cells when two hemoglobin molecules form a bond - but only briefly, for one thousandth of a second or so.The mystery of how the clusters form has long puzzled scientists.In patients with the inherited blood disorder known as sickle cell disease, or anemia, abnormal hemoglobin molecules line up into stiff filaments inside red blood cells, distorting their shapes and making it difficult for the blood cells to flow through narrow blood vessels.For the filaments to grow, the protein first congregates into tiny liquid droplets that are bigger than an atom, but so small their measurements are counted in increments between microscopic and macroscopic, called mesoscopic."They serve as essential nucleation, or growth, centers for things like sickle cell anemia fibers or protein crystals.
To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content.Marketing clouds have been on a growth tear as marketers search for ways to manage and store their data and for help in running targeted ad campaigns.Simpson said his company will have more artificial intelligence capabilities than its rivals and be more open in letting clients work with other vendors.IBM Watson Marketing was acquired by Centerbridge Partners LP, a private investment firm founded in 2005.Read more: MParticle is rolling out an API to fend off Salesforce and Adobe in the war over marketing techRivals have lately been snapping up martech companies to help marketers manage and store their data and then help them run targeted ad campaigns.
Apple’s HomePod is $199.99 at Target.This Siri-equipped smart speaker is usually $299, and this sale marks the lowest price that we’ve seen yet.You can get the white-colored speaker right now, though the charcoal color option is temporarily out of stock.If you want the darker shade of HomePod, you can sign up to be notified when it’s available.The HomePod will gain a few new abilities once iOS 13 launches later this year.With the update, it will be able to identify who’s talking to it, adjusting its responses accordingly to provide a personalized experience for multiple people in the home.
Watches are now training companions that guide you in your workout and help you with your overall health by tracking your sleep and your heart rate 24/7.Polar’s newest fitness smartwatch, the Ignite, packages all these features and more into an affordable fitness tracker.Adding your favorite activities to the watch is simple.Not only does it support land-based workouts, the Ignite also is water resistant to 30 meters allowing you to wear it in the shower and while swimming.It targets athletes and fitness enthusiasts who are goal-oriented.The watch is equipped with FitSpark, a personalized training program that is tailored to your current fitness level.
"Keeping people waiting can be construed as inconsiderate, rude, or arrogant," Randall said.But eating lunch at your desk doesn't just affect you — foods that are messy, crumby, smelly, or noisy can have a serious impact on your coworkers' happiness.Smelly foods like the following should stay out of the office:It indicates an expandable section or menu, or sometimes previous / next navigation options."Things do go wrong, but even when they do, focus your energy towards what you've learned from a bad situation."Playing "20 Questions" on every new assignment
NEW YORK, Monday, June 24, 2019 - According to a first-of-its-kind study, cities with a higher incidence of a certain kind of racist tweets reported more actual hate crimes related to race, ethnicity, and national origin.They trained a machine learning model -- one form of artificial intelligence -- to identify and analyze two types of tweets: those that are targeted -- directly espousing discriminatory views -- and those that are self-narrative -- describing or commenting upon discriminatory remarks or acts.The team compared the prevalence of each type of discriminatory tweet to the number of actual hate crimes reported during that same time period in those same cities.The research was led by Rumi Chunara, an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and biostatistics at the NYU College of Global Public Health, and Stephanie Cook, an assistant professor of biostatistics and social and behavioral sciences at the NYU College of Global Public Health.The team limited the dataset to tweets and bias crimes describing or motivated by race, ethnic or national origin-based discrimination.Hate crimes are categorized and tracked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and crimes motivated by race, ethnicity, or national origin represent the largest proportion of hate crimes in the nation.
Last year, Sony unveiled the Sony Xperia XZ3 smartphone.The hardware looked pretty stunning and the specs weren’t too bad either, especially with that Snapdragon 845 processor on board.The problem was that Sony was asking $800 for the phone, which seemed like too much.Now, however, there’s a Sony Xperia XZ3 deal running at Amazon which gets you a new device for just $487.56, a much more attractive price!In fact, the Google Pixel 3a XL starts at $479 and has a weaker processor than this Xperia XZ3 does, so this deal becomes a no-brainer.The XZ3 comes with a 6-inch QHD+ display, the aforementioned Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage space (expandable with the microSD slot), a 3,330mAh battery, and comes pre-installed with Android 9 Pie.
The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.We all miss our Game Boys.You can’t return to those days of youth, but you can replicate the eight-bit gaming experience with the GameBud.This nostalgia-inducing device is sixty percent off for this week only.Gaming on your phone is all well and good, but it burns your battery, and your device doesn’t have fat buttons for you to furiously jab.The GameBud does, and it’s preloaded with 400 games in the classic eight-bit style.
Pick up your Android phone or Chromebook, and there's Google Assistant waiting for a chat.Apple's got Siri, poor Samsung's got Bixby, and even random companies like Bank of America are getting in on the action with their own woefully unnecessary A.I.We've talked plenty about the reasons why everyone and their mother wants you to get friendly with their flavor of robot aid — and why that, in turn, has led to what I call the post-OS era, in which a device's operating system is less important than the virtual assistant threaded throughout it.It's no coincidence that Google is slowly expanding Assistant into a platform of its own, and what we're seeing now is almost certainly just the tip of the iceberg.The truth is, for all of their progress and the many ways in which they can be handy, voice assistants still fail far too frequently to be dependable.Here's the really interesting part about this: By almost every measure, Google Assistant is consistently ahead of every other virtual assistant when it comes to its success rate — the percentage of the time it manages to understand what you're asking and then provide an appropriate action or response.
When Microsoft finally sucked it up and abandoned its homegrown web browser engine for Chromium, it opened a veritable floodgate of features.Not only did it get a browser that works with the majority of the world’s web pages, it even gained support for popular extensions right off the bat.It also acquired the ability to be everywhere, even on Apple’s macOS.And, almost coming full circle, it has started to support even its old systems, namely, Windows 7 and Windows 8.Microsoft is actually just fulfilling a promise rather than going out of its way to support older platforms.It promised that the new Microsoft Edge would be available on all supported versions of the OS.
Warner Bros. was one of the Hollywood studios that saw a long time ago that video games could be a source of primary revenue, not ancillary revenue related to movie or TV properties.It’s certainly changed from when we entered the business, but we still believe — for our fans, with some of our biggest franchises, with some of our great studios — that building must-have premium content for a great gaming experience in the home in high definition is still a great business.It’s a good development environment.GamesBeat: As far as your lineup is concerned, how do you feel about this year relative to past years?Our mobile portfolio, also, is doing remarkably well.Game of Thrones Conquest, from our Boston studio, is on a remarkable growth track, partially because we activated around the season.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 generation is ending.That shift is showing up in software sales, as you can see in The NPD Group’s software report for May 2019 right here.But of course, that also means fewer people are buying new consoles now that consumers have had nearly six years to purchase a system.In particular, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are starting to drag down comparisons to 2018.This is despite strong sales for the Nintendo Switch, which continues to do better year-over-year.Switch outsold its older competition in May both in terms of units and dollars.
GRETE, the Green chemicals and technologies for the wood-to-textile value chain project, has been granted EUR 2.6 million by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), which is partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium.The project will improve the existing wood-to-textile value chains by developing breakthrough technologies that can open up the identified bottlenecks and enable increased production of man-made cellulose fibres in Europe.The GRETE project will tackle the bottlenecks of creating wood-to-textile value chains by developing innovative technologies for wood pulp modification, cellulose dissolution and fibre quality generation.Currently, the raw material base for the production of man-made cellulose fibres is limited as only dissolving grade wood pulps are used commonly.The project will tackle this by widening the sustainable raw material basis for man-made cellulose fibres.With the GRETE project we aim to find improved technologies for the wood-to-textile fibre value chain", explains CEO Niklas von Weymarn, Metsä Spring.
Bookbeat lanserades 2016 i Sverige och Finland.Efter det har tjänsten bland annat rullats ut i stora länder som Storbritannien och Tyskland.Nu släpps boktjänsten i totalt 24 länder däribland Danmark, Polen och Nederländerna.Initialt kommer tjänsten att ha 50 000 ljud- och e-böcker.Majoriteten av litteraturen kommer att vara på engelska men bolaget kompletterar med lokalt språk.- "Don't get stuck in the starting block" har varit Bookbeats strategi sedan dag ett.
Are those AirPods in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?In yet another sign we're living in the final days, some people are apparently leaving their Apple AirPod wireless headphones in their ears while they have sex.Yeah, you know who you are.Ticket marketplace TickPick surveyed 1,010 people who both enjoy listening to music and are sexually active to discover their preferences in both areas.Answers are self-reported, so it's possible everyone was lying and no one has ever left their AirPods in while getting busy.The survey didn't ask necessary follow-up questions, such as: Why?
“Radeon everywhere” is AMD’s new tagline for graphics.That might’ve been an ambitious rallying cry a few years ago, but today, AMD has the chance to fulfill that promise.When Fortnite landed as a major success on platforms as diverse as mobile, PC, and console, there was a renewed interested in how to sustain a game like that across all platforms simultaneously.A game that performs smooth on a smartphone, gaming PC, and cloud-based game streaming service has to be scalable and efficient.AMD says its strong catalog of processors and graphics chips makes it a unique fit for these platforms.When a company like Sony or Google runs into issues, it only has one company to interact with.
Fitness trackers have been around for years, but only recently have they been engineered for children with kid-friendly designs and a simpler set of features.Garmin was one of the first big tech names to release the Vivofit Jr for kids back in 2016.Some are focused solely on activity, others are like mini smartwatches, with lots of features on offer and a whole other category of kids wearable focuses solely on location.Furthermore, the WHO reports that the number of overweight and obese infants and young children (aged 0 to 5 years) increased from 32 million globally in 1990 to 41 million in 2016.It makes sense that trackers for children have emerged, packing the same motivational factors we’re used to in trackers for adults into a smaller form factor, like seeing step counts, winning badges and competing with friends and family members to hit their goals.But there are also issues with giving activity trackers to kids, including links between daily tracking and an unhealthy focus on exercise and weight, as well as the potential for such focused tracking to suck the fun out of your child’s enjoyment of physical activity for good.
Stanfordforskare utvecklar ett nytt sätt för att sanera förorenade jordmassor från tungmetaller som kadmium och bly.Metoden påminner om hur en kaffeperkolator fungerar.De metoder som finns tillhanda för att sanera tungmetaller ur jordmassor är långsamma, dyra och omständliga.Exempelvis kan man plantera växtlighet som plockar upp ämnena, men det krävs vanligtvis flera skördar innan nivåerna i marken går ned.Forskare vid Stanford-universitet började med tester där de tvättade materialet med vatten, men den kemiska bindningen mellan jorden och metallerna visade sig vara för stark.Då valde de att använda EDTA, etylendiamintetraättiksyra, en artificiellt framställd syra som bland annat används i preparat vid svår blyförgiftning.
Techinvesteraren Rebecka Löthman Rydå lämnar Tommy Jacobsons riskkapitalbolag Zenith efter sex år.Hennes nästa uppdrag blir på Industrifonden.”De är unika i sitt slag,” säger hon.Investeraren Rebecka Löthman Rydå rekryteras till Industrifonden.”Jag har haft en fantastisk tid på Zenith Group och lärt mig oerhört mycket både från kollegor och bolag.Industrifondens vision, och de bolag dem är med och bygger, passade mig”, säger Rebecka Löthman Rydå.
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.Produced by: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, James MangoldCast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnonConnect with FORD v FERRARI Online:Visit the FORD v FERRARI WEBSITE: http://www.FORDvFERRARI.comLike FORD v FERRARI on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/FORDvFERRARI
Google just unveiled a killer bundle to kickstart your smart home.For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Google Nest Hub, Google Home Mini and GE C-Life Smart Bulb are just $99.I'll just add that you can choose between four different colors for this bundle.Put the former in, say, your kitchen and the latter in maybe your bedroom, and you're well on your way to smart-home goodness.Bonus Deal: Sweet deal on a 3TB portable hard drive and free caseHey, is that 3 terabytes of storage in your pocket, or are you just happy to see this deal?